As we approach the year 2022, the mobility space continues to evolve at a breakneck pace all around us. Technology will continue to advance, with autonomous, connected, and electric vehicles gaining traction, and smart cities expanding and improving their services. The deployment of driverless vehicles will be hampered by legislation and regulations. Nonetheless, in order to meet carbon emission targets, it will spur significant development in the adoption of electric vehicles. Supply chain problems and ongoing chip shortages, on the other hand, may hinder EV growth.
Fleets will continue to invest in digital transformation to boost efficiency and combat rising expenses and a more complex urban environment. In 2022, Covid-19 will continue to lead every trend, reducing demand for car concierge services while increasing demand for last-mile delivery options.
As the CES 2022 officially opened on January 5, the focus remains on electric vehicles, digital health, the metaverse, and other hot technology. However, the renewed Covid-19 pandemic threatens to overshadow the showcased advancements.
While last year’s CES was entirely virtual, the event will return in 2022, though in a smaller format than previous years.
Check out the electric vehicles unveiled at CES 2022:
BMW Electric SUV 2022
At CES 2022, BMW debuted the iX M60, the company’s most powerful electric vehicle to date. It’s also the third model in the BMW iX electric SUV series, which also comprises the xDrive40 and xDrive50 models.
The all-electric M60 SUV features an aluminium space frame and carbon cage, as well as carbon fibre-reinforced plastic for the roof, rear parts, and sides.
Apart from that, the M insignia on the front, back, and side panels of the BMW iX M60 are gloss-black and titanium bronze, and the M-specific brake callipers are blue. Up to 22-inch aerodynamic alloy wheels are available on this M electric SUV.
Sony Vision S Concept Car
Sony has unveiled the Vision-S electric SUV concept (7-seater) as well as the foundation of Sony Mobility Inc, which will focus on developing electric vehicles using the Japanese company’s experience in artificial intelligence, robotics, entertainment, sensors, gaming, and display technology.
In collaboration with Magna, Sony had been testing the first iteration of the Vision-S idea on the road. This updated concept car now has a total of 40 high-sensitivity, high-resolution, wide dynamic range CMOS sensors and LiDAR sensors derived from Sony’s industry-leading camera unit, which provide the car with accurate 3D spatial awareness. The new SUV features 5G connectivity, Sony’s 3D spatial audio technology, and PlayStation and Bravia IPs connected via a digital service that leverages 5G.
Togg at CES 2022
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 in Las Vegas, Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group (Togg) unveiled the new “Transition Concept Smart Device.”
The indigenous automobile project was expected to cost more than TL 22 billion ($3.21 billion), and the factory was set to begin mass production in 2022 with a capacity of 175,000 cars per year.
GM Electric Silverado Pickup
GM’s $35B electric-vehicle strategy will be put to the ultimate test in 2023, when it introduces an electric version of its Chevrolet Silverado pickup with a six-figure price tag, more than a year after rivals Ford Motor and Rivian Automotive introduced their own electric pickups.
The electric Silverado is based on the same architecture as the GMC Hummer EV and has appearance and functionality reminiscent of GM’s Avalanche vehicle, which was introduced in the early 2000s and was a hybrid of an SUV and a pickup. The electric Silverado, like the Avalanche, features a “mid-gate,” which opens up the back of the cab and slanted wings on the back.
Volvo Cars announced at CES that it is partnering with lidar startup Luminar and its autonomous driving (AD) software subsidiary Zenseact to add an AD feature to its next generation of completely electric cars. The technology, dubbed “Ride Pilot,” will first be offered as an add-on subscription to an electric SUV that will be unveiled later this year.
At CES 2022, the Chrysler brand unveiled the Chrysler Airflow Concept, which showcases cutting-edge drive-system technology, completely connected customer experiences, and enhanced mobility features, all wrapped in an inspirational, dynamic design that will power the Chrysler brand’s future.